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17.9.2009 : Status of pension funds in 2008

A report containing information from the annual financial statements of pension funds for the year 2008 is available at the Financial Supervisory Authority's (FME) webpage. There is also an excel file that contains statistical information from the report. The main results of the report are the following: The real rate of return is -21.78% above the consumer-price index, compared to 0.5% in 2007. Five-year average is 2.5% and ten-year average is 3%. These negative impacts on pension fund's earnings can be attributed to difficulties in domestic and foreign financial markets and especially the fall of the Icelandic commercial banks in October 2008.

14.8.2009 : FME cases involving sanctions since the beginning of this year

Investigations into possible violations of laws regulating the financial market are a large part of the FME operations. If a violation is considered to have taken place, such cases can be concluded by administrative sanctions, settlement or referral to the prosecuting authorities. Following is an overview of the cases involving sanctions, which the FME has completed since the beginning of this year.

20.7.2009 : Financial instruments between the old and new banks to be issued no later than 14 August 2009

The Financial Supervisory Authority has decided that financial instruments on settlement in respect of the disposal of assets and liabilities of the old banks to the new banks shall be issued by the parties no later than 14 August 2009.

16.7.2009 : The Results of the Insurance Market in Iceland 2008

The Financial Supervisory Authority of Iceland (FME) has published tables containing the annual accounts of insurance companies with a licence in Iceland and the result of insurance classes in 2008.

3.7.2009 : The Financial Supervisory Authority (FME) appoints an interim board for Sparisjódur Mýrarsýslu (SPM)

With reference to Art. 100a of Act No. 161/2002 on Financial Undertakings, as amended by Act No. 44/2009, the FME appoints a three-member interim board, which shall solely wield the authority that according to the law and the articles of association of the savings bank, would otherwise be wielded by the board and meeting of owners of initial capital

15.5.2009 : Extended deadline to complete the preparation of terms of financial instruments

The Financial Supervisory Authority (FME) has decided to revisit its prior decisions on the disposal of assets and liabilities from the old banks to the new banks, to the extend to which they pertain to deadlines to complete the preparation of terms of financial instruments, which the new banks will issue to the old banks as repayment.

24.4.2009 : A description of the valuation process of the New Banks´ assets and liabilities

The Financial Supervisory Authority has put together a description of the chief assumptions and methodology behind the valuation of the assets and liabilities of the new banks. This description is intended to put the process into proper perspective and to give an explanation of what it consists of.

22.4.2009 : Final conclusions of the valuation of the new banks now ready

Yesterday Deloitte LLP concluded the valuation of assets which were transferred from the old banks to create New Kaupthing Bank, NBI and Íslandsbanki. Today Oliver Wyman has reviewed the valuation for each bank and updated its appraisal. The valuation project has , therefore, been completed.

16.4.2009 : Consultants Deliver Valuations of New Banks' Assets

Deloitte LLP has concluded its provisional valuation of the assets transferred from the old banks to comprise the balance sheets of New Kaupthing Bank, NBI and Íslandsbanki. In tandem with this work, Oliver Wyman has reviewed the process for each individual bank. Both companies are now finalising the valuations, which are expected to be available in their ultimate form next week.

8.4.2009 : The Depositors' and Investors' Guarantee Fund's obligation to pay compensations to depositors of Spron hf.

On 21 March 2009 the FME assumed the powers of a meeting of the shareholders of Spron hf., immediately suspended the Board in its entirety and appointed a Resolution Committee.

8.4.2009 : The Depositors' and Investors' Guarantee Fund's obligation to pay compensations to depositors of Sparisjóðabanki Íslands hf.

On 21 March 2009 the FME assumed the powers of a meeting of the shareholders of Sparisjóðabanki Íslands hf. and made a decision on the disposal of certain assets and liabilities of the bank.

3.4.2009 : Gunnar T. Andersen recruited as the new Director General of the Financial Supervisory Authority (FME)

Gunnar T. Andersen has been recruited as the Director General of the FME. Mr. Andersen has been employed by the Icelandic Social Insurance Administration since 2006, first as the Head of Fraud Prevention and Control and then as Deputy Director General, Resource Development and Analysis.





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